Review of: Justice League - The New Frontier
Average Overall Rating: 9.9
Brian: Technical Rating: 9.7
Gut Rating: 10
I was excited about watching Justice League The New Frontier from the moment I heard it was in production. Warner Brothers has had a long history of doing a great job with translating the DC Comic Universe into animated tales from their TV series in the 90's to their direct to DVD movies. Couple that history with the all-star voice cast and so my expectations were high. I was ecstatic to see that they delivered.
I absolutely loved this movie. They really captured the political social message that the Justice League stands for. The art style, setting, and time period really gave the movie a nostalgic feeling with an accurate depiction of a more classic DC look. This movie is defiantly an owner. I will proudly display it on my shelf and watch it over and over again.
Justice League The New Frontier is a direct to DVD animated movie that was inspired by Darwyn Cooke's graphic novel. The story is set in the 1950's during McCarthy's American witch hunt where the U.S. gave into their darker nature and fear. The Justice Society of America has recently been disbanded and most of the Hero's have moved back into hiding amongst the citizenry. When a concerned ancient creature decided that humanity is too much of a threat to the planet it moves to remove earth of all humanity. Everyone puts aside their paranoia, differences, and fear to unite together to stop it.
The superhero's that appeared in the move are: Hal Jordan (David Boreanaz), Martian Manhunter (Miguel Ferrer), The Flash (Neil Patrick Harris), Wonder Woman (Lucy Lawless), Superman (Kyle MacLachlan), Aquaman (Alan Ritchson), Batman (Jeremy Sisto), Robin, Green Arrow, Black Canary,
- They captured the look, feel, and sound of each character well.
- Had a nice message of moving past our fears of what makes us different and focusing on what makes us alike.
- Wonder Woman was taller than Superman
- Artwork and drawing style really complimented the setting giving the movie a classic feel with out making it look outdated.
- setting the story in the 50's after the end of the Justice Society and before the formation of the Justice League
Dislikes / Concerns
- Needed more Green Lantern in it :D
- there are some very graphic scenes in it: no guts but a fair amount of blood. The graphic scenes were not bad but they could be disturbing if an immature child were to see it.